Marjorie C. Luesebrink

One + One = Zero – Vanishing Text in Electronic Literature


In “One + One = Zero,” Marjorie C. Luesebrink discusses “fleeting” messages and their implications for electronic literature. Beginning with a discussion of the popular social media app, Snapchat, Luesebrink considers a series of works of electronic literature that employ tropes of vanishing and inaccessibility to represent forgetfulness, limited perception, and the challenges posed by dynamic environments for contemporary readers. After tracing a path through two decades of digital practice, Luesebrink points to a future in which the vanishing text will continue to be a relevant site for literary innovation.

Of Tea Cozy and Link


Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink performs an autopsy on the hypertextual corpse.